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Orastrana

orastrana

L'Orastrana - music and poetry lab from Italy since 1993

The Orastrana lab started its activity in 1993 from the mind of Carlo Natali (Cnat) and Marco Corsetti, which main goal it's the dedication to poetry and to improvvisation music.

Today L'Orastrana collective is composed by Carlo Natali, electronic music composer and poet, the bass guitar virtuoso Mauro Rocchi and the electronic music producer Thomas Graber, and they still make live music/poetry performances all around Italy and releases their music on the net through Creative Commons License.

Since the beginning, the Orastrana collective always worked on the interaction between music and poetry, inspired in some way by the ancient tradition of the parakataloghé and partially by the modern conception of jam session, in the way we intend it since the beat era, payin' attention to the musical influences by every member of the collective, that range from minimal, space jazz to the traditional/experimental electronica, from the slow and deep dub beats to the most accurated & elaborated ambient music.
All that, in the name of the improvvisation.

The philosophy at the base of the Orastrana's live sessions is that the happening has to be considered an unique event, unrepeatable. Doesn't have to be something that anyone would expect, a serial event, where the apex of the unexpected it's the different order of the songs in a playlist, where the art dies, swallowed by the routine.

Official site (mostly in italian, but audio archive is in english too): orastrana.it

Myspace (contains some unreleased live recordings): myspace.com/orastrana

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The Orastrana lab started its activity in 1993 from the mind of Carlo Natali (Cnat) and Marco Corsetti, which main goal it's the dedication to poetry and to improvvisation music. Please visit www.orastrana.it for infos. "Città Invisibili", the a triple album by L'Orastrana, is a work freely inspired by the book "Invisible Cities" by Italo Calvino. Eleven instrumental tracks for eleven journeys through the eleven themes distinguishing the fifty-five cities of the book, the...
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by L'Orastrana, Elena Faralli, Giuseppe Tenti, Tiziana Aliffi, Enzo Correnti, Antonio De Rose, Umberto Mazzone
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Equilibriarte.org and orastrana.it proudly present "Artelanterna, l'album" . "Artelanterna" is a double net-album in mp3 format, recorded live through saturday 28 and sunday 29 october 2006, during the third edition of the homonymous contemporanean artists meeting, held at the Carrozzeria Rizieri in Pontedera PI, Italy. The net-albumcomes with a poetic introduction ("Quei giorni amorosi", see below) in italian by Antonio De Rose, contains some poetic performances...
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The Orastrana lab started its activity in 1993 from the mind of Carlo Natali (Cnat) and Marco Corsetti, which main goal it's the dedication to poetry and to improvvisation music. Please visit www.orastrana.it for infos. "Camerino, 2006-07-21 (w.i.p. 6.5)" is an instrumental album for travellers who are not in a hurry, a 74min sonic adventure, composed as it were both an initiation and a separation voyage, starting from an old riff that slowly crumbles into a chaos, that instead of...
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The Orastrana lab started its activity in 1993 from the mind of Carlo Natali (Cnat) and Marco Corsetti, which main goal it's the dedication to poetry and to improvvisation music. Please visit www.orastrana.it for infos. "The montecosaro outtake" is basically an EP which contains an outtake played and recorded by Cnat (electronica, dubs) and the virtuoso bass-player Mauro Rocchi the afternoon before the performance that L'Orastrana held the 10th august 2005 in the courtyard of the...
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The Orastrana lab started its activity in 1993 from the mind of Carlo Natali (Cnat) and Marco Corsetti, which main goal it's the dedication to poetry and to improvvisation music. Please visit www.orastrana.it for infos. This audio release is an extra set that the crew (Carlo Natali and Thomas Graber) played at the Bar Buzz in Monfalcone, GO, Italy, just after the official show they held there. Here you can enjoy L'Orastrana play for half half an hour with its strange ambient spiced up with...
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